The Cleveland Browns are 3 – 1 at the start of the 2021 NFL season. A quarter of the way through the year (yes, we know 17 games this year but we still are going to use the quarter, half, three quarter benchmarks as before for reference), the Browns are far from perfect but are right where they need to be.
After controlling much of Week 1’s matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs, Cleveland could easily be 4 – 0. They also had a chance to lose two other games including this week against the Minnesota Vikings. Tyrod Taylor’s injury in Week 2 seemed to turn the tide toward the Browns.
The record is the record and through four games, Cleveland is tied for the best record in the AFC. They are tied with six other teams including two AFC North foes (not named Pittsburgh). The Browns have a very good +33 differential, good for third in the AFC, just behind Denver’s +34.
The team has a tough test on the road against the Los Angeles Chargers this week with a few injuries lingering. The Chargers took down the previously undefeated Las Vegas Raiders on Monday Night Football.
What else happened around the AFC in Week 4?